Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 2024 (Fully Funded)

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a two-year master’s degree scholarship program at an ACU member university in a low- or middle-income Commonwealth country. This means that the eligible applicants will complete their degree program in another country. The QECS 2024 is a fully funded scholarship, and hence it will cover all the expenses for the full duration of the program.

The scholarship runs in two cycles. Cycle 1 opens in November/December, and Cycle 2 opens in March/April. The applications for the Cycle 2 are open. You only need to submit one application, but you are welcome to apply again if you are interested in studying in another country. Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply. More details are given below.

About the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 2024: Remembering the Queen

  • Scholarship by: Queen Elizabeth
  • Degree Level: Master (two years)
  • Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 24th May 2024 (Cycle 2)

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Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship covers:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for the duration of the award
  • Return economy flights to the host country
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)

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Participating Country and Universities Name for QECS Cycle 2 Applications

  • Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa: The University of the South Pacific
  • Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Mauritius: University of Mauritius
  • Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea University of Technology
  • South Africa: University of Pretoria, University of Venda
  • Sri Lanka: University of Colombo, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Application Guidance

The application consists of:

  • Eligibility
  • Personal Details
  • Academic and Employment Record
  • Course details at the host university
  • Statements (Read about the type of statements required by QECS here)
  • Upload supporting documents (including references)

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Eligibility Criteria to Apply

  • An applicant from a Commonwealth country is welcome to apply.
  • Age Criteria: There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a QECS Award.
  • You must have attained a minimum of 2:1 (or equivalent) at the undergraduate level to be eligible to apply.
  • You must have already completed your undergraduate degree. Final-year students are not eligible.
  • Funds are only available for two years.
  • The QECS awards are for full-time study only.

Read FAQs about QECS.

How to Apply for the QECS?

Look through the list of countries and universities hosting scholarships in this cycle. Visit the relevant university website for more information on your chosen course using the links included below.

Complete and submit a QECS application for your chosen university or course by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. Apply to your chosen university for admission to your chosen course.


Muhammad Saim Rasheed
As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network